Eleven Additional Issues For County Board 10/26/17
The Taylor County Board approved a number of resolutions and ordinances on Wednesday, October 25th. The county library tax exemptions were approved. In highway business, the 2017 bridge aid expenses, 2018 highway department equipment purchase schedule, and re-election of commissioner Jess Sackmann were approved.
The county legal services with Schmiege & Graff was approved.
The employees of Taylor County who are not affiliated with a union will see a 1% pay increase in compensation for 2018.
The per diem pay for county board members will increase. Supervisor Mike Bub felt the pay could stay at the current rate. Dave Krug objected to getting paid for 3 meetings in one day indicating although it’s a rare occurance the third meeting is typically short. His proposal to cap pay at $130 per day failed. The original proposal to pay $65 for committee meetings, and $130 for full day meetings or conference passed with supervisors Bub and Krug voting no.
The boundaries in districts 2, 7, 4 and 5 changed due to recent annexations into the city of Medford.
The board approved adopting the provisions of state statute 75.521 for foreclosure of tax liens. Tax deed land with dam structures may have the dam removed or retained depending on whether the Land Information Committee deems it financially in the best interest of Taylor County.
Slight language changes to the county nonconforming uses and structures shoreland zoning was approved.
The comprehensive community services coordination committee will include 3 members of the Taylor County Board.
Supervisor Ray Soper gave details of proposed legislation aimed at relaxing protections formerly imposed in regard to sulfide mining in Wisconsin. Mr. Soper indicated that current regulations are designed to protect the environment. The proposed regulations may put adjacent resources such as water in jeopardy. The board went on record as opposing the relaxing proposals.